Thursday, February 02, 2017

Back...

Sorry for the absence. Been sick recently. Not sick AS a dog, but getting sick OF two dogs, especially two who won't leave me alone when I can't freaking stop coughing.
"You sick? Throw the ball anyway."

And we're talking the sort of coughing that, after a while, has every rib muscle screaming with pain every time you draw a breath. Fortunately Jameson helps with that. YOu're still sick, but you don't mind near as much.

But I'm feeling much better now.

Working on a pistol for a friend. Trying to install Apex Tactical's spring kit into a Smith and Wesson Glock rip-off SW40VE, and while the parts are in, I can't get it to pass a function test and reset the trigger reliably. Damn thing is getting on my last nerve. But the owner, a novice to pistols, loves it so I can't convince them to step up to a better gun.

I did manage to play hooky from work for a bit this afternoon and catch this little parade kicking off this afternoon.


Parades. Definitely King Cake season, with Mardi Gras building up.

And chickens. Still got a neighborhood full of chickens.

And the other night, I ran into this chick at a midnight art gallery.

What was it they say about playing with fire?

But I'm feeling up to going walk-about now, so I'm going to take the dogs out for beer and pizza down on Frenchmen Street.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, man. So many people all over the place have been laid out with the bug from hell. Not the flu - no fever - but puts you in bed just the same. Glad you are on the way back. Took me 3 weeks before things were reasonable again.

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  2. Whooping cough has been going around up my way, maybe you had a bout of that.

    Anyway, feel better sooner than later.

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  3. I put a apex trigger kit in one of those same guns. After taking it apart around ten times to file and smooth parts the trigger was actually decent. I removed a few "extra" springs from the gun and the trigger became really nice. I kept all the parts, and put it back to factory when I sold it.
    I'm glad you are back, and feeling better.

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  4. So, considering the political leanings of your neck of the woods, might the young lady in the art gallery be a flaming liberal?

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  5. Chicken dinner, home delivered... Just let the dogs bring 'em to you! :-) Get better, and get a Glock...LOL

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  6. Hey Murphy;

    I own one of those glock knock off and it is a pretty good pistol, it ain't pretty but it is functional. Glad you are feeling better though

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    1. I have one too, and it's a nice, functional, reasonably accurate pistol. Got a third mag for it when Brownell's had a sale a couple weeks ago and I'm going to shoot it in the next IDPA match just for grins. It's my CCW piece when I'm headed for a part of town that might require more firepower than and XDS or Shield.

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  7. I am glad to hear you are getting better.
    I am fighting a chronic sinus infection

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  8. There's "something" going around and you had it.

    I've been sneezing like crazy the last few days, and considering it's been raining here again, I doubt if it's allergies.

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  9. Glad you are getting better! I was down with the crud for a week myself. Still coughing. This pestilence sucks! Get better.

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  10. I've got it now.

    Coughed all night long, muscles ache, head feels like a balloon, blah, blah, blah....

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  11. Understood.
    When I'm sick, the chee-hoo-hooa puppy Lola tries to lick it out of me - then wants something (bone, ball, headless rubber rooster) tossed.
    Good to hear you are doing better! And had Jamesons!

    gfa

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  12. Do Murphy and Belle ever chase the neighborhood chickens?

    Y'all do have a LOT of parades. I'm not saying that's a bad thing because I like them, but still - a lot.

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